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>>> government researchers have updated their estimates for a major earthquake that's forecast to hit japan. they say casualties could be in the hundreds of thousands and damage in the trillions of dollars. >>> officials in municipalities near nuclear facilities in japan are facing an end of day deadline. many are running late in revising their plans to deal with accidents. >>> and china's new president is promising a better future for his people and a stronger nation. but xi jinping will face challenges as he tries to turn his dream into a reality. welcome to "newsline." disaster management officials in japan have released statistics they know are shocking, but that they hope will help people prepare. they say damage from an earthquake that's expected to hit any time could reach 2.3 trillion dollars in a worst-case scenario. that's more than twice the current national budget. scientists warn the nankai trough south of japan's main island could trigger a magnitude 8.1 earthquake. they say the probability of it happening sometime in the next 30 years is 70% to 80%. disaster mana
>>> the new leaders at the bank of japan started their work to get the government out of depolice station. they are sure they can achieve a target of 2%. >>> hackers may have attacked. a virus shut down 30,000 computer terminals and servers. a decade after the start of the w war, oil production is up. >>> welcome to nhk "newsline," the new governor of the bank of japan took office on thursday. he said that the boj will focus all it's efforts on achieving the 2% inflation target. >>> i will pursue bold monetary easing. three these efforts, the 2% inflation target should be achieved. i'm convinced it's an achievable target. >> he said boj policy board members will decide on what sort of assets to buy in upcoming meet meetings. he was asked about concerns that it may be scene as fiscal deficits. he denied that saying buying government bonds from the market is one of the central bank's monetary measures. >>> japanese business leaders are hoping he will take bold measures to reenergize the sluggish economy. >> translator: our business has been so tough over the past 20 years due to pro
started off last friday in russia. before he arrived chinese media say government officials secured china's biggest arms deal with russia in a decade. the purchase is worth about $3 billion and is expected to include 24 fighters jets and four submarines. president xi and president vladimir putin agreed during their meeting to strengthen military exchanges and cooperation. china and russia are expected to announce further cooperation in developing military technology such as surface-to-air missile and aerial tankers. chinese defense ministry representatives say their military relationship with russia is not directed at any third country. but the weapons deal comes as china remains locked in a dispute with neighboring nations over territory in the east china sea and the south china sea. chinese leaders are expanding their military budget. the country's defense spending has surged nearly fourfold in the past decade. >>> populous, prosperous, pushing ahead. china's ride, power, and problems. an income gap divides it's people, pollution threatens their health, and trained relations with their
reactions. >> translator: after five years of the ppp government, people have started realizing that somewhere, somehow, he was better for us and the country. >> translator: musharraf should come back and go to prison. he's violated the pakistani constitution. >> opinion polls currently put the ruling party behind the opposition party led by former prime minister nawaz sharif. and there's another challenge to the status quo in the form of growing support for the party led by popular critic turned politician khan. >> the united nations main forum has urged sri lanka to conduct an investigation into alleged killings and disappearances during decades of civil war there with the tamil tiger rebels. the 47-member united nations human rights council adopted a resolution on violations in sri lanka with 25 nations in favor, and 13 against. such resolutions are not binding, but the scrutiny by the unhcr maintains pressure on the sri lankan government to prosecute crimes committed in the conflict. >> what we are hoping for is a domestic credible independent investigation that satisfies th
but now he will govern parts of syria controlled by rebel forces. members of the syrian national coalition met in istanbul, turkey. they voted to elect hitto who moved to turkey last year to help coordinate the opposition. the coalition plans to launch an interim government for northern syria which is under rebel control. 70,000 syrians have died in two years of fighting between rebels and president bashar al assad's forces. analysts say some in the coalition see hitto as an outsider. they also doubt rebel groups which are not part of the coalition will accept an interim government. >>> u.s. military leaders are showing off some high-tech hardware they could use against north korea. pilots taking part in a joint exercise with south korea are flying missions using b-52 bombers. the aircraft are capable of launching nuclear missiles and can simultaneously strike multiple targets. the u.s. military has b-52s at its bases in south korea. defense department spokesman george little said the b-52 missions are meant to be a deterrent. he said the aim is to demonstrate the u.s. military's capabilit
what caused the outage. >>> government and opposition forces in syria are pointing fingers at each other after an attack in the northern city of aleppo. at least 25 people were killed. more than 100 wounded. both sides claim whoever was responsible used chemical weapons. state-run tv aired video of the wounded over and over. the agency reported what it called terrorists fired a missile containing a chemical substance. the government regularly uses the term "terrorist" when referring to opposition forces. members of the opposition free syrian army deny the accusations. they say government forces were behind the attack. officials from the russian foreign ministry issued a statement supporting the syrian government's claim. but white house spokesperson jay carney said they have no evidence to back up the charge that the opposition used chemical weapons. >>> people in japan are looking back on a painful period in heir history. wednesday is the 18th anniversary of the 1995 attack on tokyo's subway system. members of the aum shinri kyo cult released sarin gas in trains and stations killi
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